Absolute Value

Understanding the meaning of absolute value of rational numbers and applying the concept in real-world situations.

Mapped to CCSS Section# 6.NS.C.7, 6.NS.C.7c, 6.NS.C.7d

Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers. Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a real-world situation. For example, for an account balance of -30 dollars, write |-30| = 30 to describe the size of the debt in dollars. Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order. For example, recognize that an account balance less than -30 dollars represents a debt greater than 30 dollars.